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Iomega USB 2.0 70GB Rev Drive

The handiest and most affordable desktop backup device is currently an external hard drive. But to back up critical workstations and servers, you need high-capacity removable media that you can rotate and secure off-site. Iomega's next-generation Rev...

Iomega's 70GB Rev drive outperforms DAT

The handiest and most affordable desktop backup device is currently an external hard drive. But to back up critical workstations and servers, you need high-capacity removable media that you can rotate and secure off-site. Iomega's next-generation Rev...

Worthy Ad-aware update

Lavasoft's Ad-Aware SE is one of our favourite pieces of software: great for detecting and removing spyware that infects systems. So why pay $US27 for the Plus version? The reason: real-time protection.

APC offers safe PC power

Power surges and outages can impair productivity and damage expensive equipment. APC’s Back-UPS RS 800VA is a nicely designed, relatively inex-pensive way to buy some insurance for the next time power problems strike. It features seven surge-protecte...

Storage options merge into one box

So many cool and quick USB 2.0 and FireWire gadgets--but so little space on your desk. Western Digital is cleaning up some of the clutter with its dual-option Media Center, announced and demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last...

Coming soon: External SATA hard drives

External hard drives offer easy and practical storage, but they aren't as speedy as the internal models--yet. Vendors working on a new technical specification say that the first fast, new models of external drives could ship by midyear.

Quantum merger covers backup bases

Backup giant Quantum is now an even greater force in the tape drive business, offering a broad selection of products that maintain levels of compatibility with previous generations of its DLTtape media.

Symantec updates Ghost utility

Symantec is updating Norton Ghost, which clones a system for easier upgrade, backup, and recovery functions, by adding Microsoft Corp. Windows XP support and network functions useful to small businesses.

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Matthew Stivala

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

Armand Abogado

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

Wireless printing from my iPhone was also a handy feature, the whole experience was quick and seamless with no setup requirements - accessed through the default iOS printing menu options.

Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

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